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My Roots, My Dreams Series - Opening Night

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African American Atelier

200 North Davie Street

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Greensboro, NC 27401

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My Roots, My Dreams - Opening night. Exhibition with works by artivists Rosalia Torres-Weiner and Cornelio Campos.

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We are excited to announce the 2021 Spring and Summer Series “My Roots, My Dreams”. This is a collaborative series featuring an art exhibit by the Artivists: Rosalia Torres-Weiner and Cornelio Campos, the documentary film Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, a conversation with Activist and Storyteller Moises Serrano, and a panel discussion with local DACA students and Dreamers.

This project is possible with the generous financial support of Creative Greensboro and Arts Greensboro, a Division of the Designated County Partner, with funding from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Event 1 of 5 - Exhibition Opening Night at the African American Atelier.

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Rosalia Torres-Weiner (Mexico)

Rosalia Torres-Weiner is an artist, activist and community leader. Her work is featured in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum and has been exhibited in venues including the McColl Center for Arts and Innovation, Levine Museum of the New South, UNCC’s Projective Eye Gallery, the City of Raleigh Museum, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. Her public murals celebrate the rich history of her native Mexico and the changing demographics of the US-American South. She uses her art to document social conditions and raise awareness about issues affecting immigrant communities, including family separation, racism and overcoming stereotypes. Her work was recently featured in a solo exhibition at Georgia College’s Leland Gallery. She has been a guest speaker for the North Carolina ASC, Johnson & Wales University, George Washington University, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and Charlotte’s Creative Mornings. Through her Red Calaca Mobile Art Studio, a 24-foot "Art Truck", she takes the arts directly to people in under-served immigrant communities in Charlotte teaching traditional art-making as well as digital art on iPad tablets. She is the Chief Executive Artist at the Red Cala Studio, a multi-disciplinary creative enterprise in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Call to action:

“Learn about the privatization of immigration detention centers - and how the detention of immigrants has become a for-proft enterprise in the USA" - Rosalia

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Cornelio Campos (Mexico)

When Cornelio Campos arrived in the United States in 1989, he knew no English and next to no one, but he held onto his childhood dream of being an artist. Nearly three decades later, he finds himself confronting the same issues he saw as a new immigrant, but now he can control the conversation. He has said that he tries to use his paintings as tools for education and to start a conversation.

He is a self-taught Mexican American artist based in Durham. Mr. Campos immigrated to the United States from Mexico as a teenager—a journey and process that now influence many of his paintings. Vibrant colors, iconic American symbols, and intricate geometric patterns define Mr. Campos’s work. Through his paintings, he illustrates some of the harsh realities of immigrating to America that immigrants often overlook. Moreover, he highlights deep-seated political issues that contribute to Mexican immigration, including the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

His work has been shown at art exhibits throughout North Carolina, including Duke University, NC- Chapel Hill where some of his pieces are in permanent display, at the Durham Arts Council’s Allenton Gallery, and at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum among others.

Source: http://corneliocampos.web.unc.edu/

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